Internet archaeologists reconstruct lost Web pages – Salon.com
The internet is disappearing. And with it goes an important part of our recorded history. That was the conclusion of a study this blog looked at last year, which measured the rate at which links shared over social media platforms such as Twitter, were disappearing.
The conclusion was that this data is being lost at the rate of 11 per cent within a year and 27 per cent within two years.
Today, the researchers behind this work reveal that all is not lost. Hany SalahEldeen and Michael Nelson at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, have found a way to reconstruct deleted material and say it works reasonably well.